Novo is dedicated to providing exceptional Applied Behavior Analysis services.

 

Novo Behavioral Services is dedicated to providing exceptional Applied Behavior Analysis services that are designed to meet the needs of your child. Our services will begin with a thorough assessment conducted by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). The results of the assessment will be used to create an individualized treatment plan that will focus on reducing problem behavior, increasing functional replacement behavior, and addressing skill deficits. The BCBA will coordinate ongoing sessions with you and may also include a team comprised of Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts (BCaBA) and/or Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT). These professionals will train you (parents/natural caregivers, teachers) on implementing the behavior plan techniques and will also implement the program in the home, school or community setting to support your child as needed. Caregivers of all types along with other therapists are a vital part of the treatment team and we will work together on New Opportunities to achieve Lasting Changes.

 
 
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What does Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA Therapy) involve?

 

Generally speaking, in everyday practice the design and delivery of ABA services to clients has these essential components according to the Behavior Analyst Certification Board:

  • Development of an individualized intervention plan by a professional behavior analyst. That entails reviewing records, interviewing the client and his/her caregivers, and conducting assessments to determine the client’s current (baseline) levels of adaptive and maladaptive behaviors, preferences, strengths, and needs; working with the client, caregivers, and other members of the intervention team to select behaviors to be improved (“target behaviors” or “intervention targets”); and developing written procedures (protocols) for directly observing, measuring, and improving all target behaviors. Intervention may be comprehensive (addressing many target behaviors) or focused on a small number of behaviors. 

  • Implementation and management of the intervention plan by the professional behavior analyst. That includes:

    • Training interventionists (behavior technicians, caregivers, and others) to carry out selected aspects of protocols with the client in everyday settings. The behavior analyst may implement protocols as well. 

    • Ongoing supervision and monitoring of interventionists.

    • Ongoing, frequent direct observation and measurement of target behaviors and review and analysis of graphed data.

    • Adjusting protocols and targets based on the data, and training interventionists to implement the revised protocols.

    • Periodically reviewing progress with the client, caregivers, intervention team, and funders (where applicable).